“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam / Suitable for: Lip „
I have just been getting very excited about seeing the new release list for Lush's Christmas range in 2010. However, after sorting through my Lush goodie bags I found that I am still hoarding a few items from Christmas last year! The Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar is one that is still hanging around, and I thought I had better make the effort to clear out the old before bringing in the new. The Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar was available from Lush stores costing £2.95 for a 100g bar.
The bar looks really cute and fun, it's a circular-ish shape block that is quite thick and has a bright red colour. It is also completely covered in dazzling red glitter that sparkles and shines. The smell of the bar is noticeable and has a sophisticated edge to it.
Bubble bars are a really original idea for a bath product. It's a solid bar and feels totally unlike most other bath products. The idea is that you use chunks of it in your bath water and it creates the same effect as a regular bubble bath. Because of its nature the product requires no packaging and is extremely environmentally friendly, just pop it into a recycled paper bag and then re-use or recycle it again once you've finished.
It's important that you use this product correctly, so here are some tips on how to get the most out of your bath. To start with, keep the product dry at all times to preserve it's solid state. I usually store my Lush things in their little yellow paper bags in a box in my wardrobe, so that the steam and dampness from the bathroom doesn't affect them. When you are ready to use it, with dry hands break off a section of the bar. Lush usually recommend that you use a third of the bar per bath, but as this bar had been sat in my cupboard for the best part of a year I used the whole lot in one go - very decadent! Start running the taps and crumble the bubble bar section under the hot running water. Make sure you break down the little lumps and help it to dissolve properly. To get an extra frothy bath, run the water through your showerhead and the bubbles grow out of control! Once the crumbled bits of bar have disappeared you will have a gorgeous bath full of bubbles waiting for you. It is quite soft and breaks up easily when you crush it in your hands, so you don't need to use too much force.
Ruby Red Slippers is a lovely bubble bar with a floral type scent. It has rose and carnation, although these elements had faded somewhat from my bar as it aged. I got a strong fruity scent that released throughout the bathroom as the steam started to rise. The bubble bar contains tangerine oil and this is what mostly stood out, giving a tangy citrus fragrance while I was bathing.
The colour of the bathwater was transformed by this bar into a vibrant red shade! Very bright and Christmassy. The bubbles were lovely, plenty of them and they were nice and light and frothy. Unfortunately the fresher your bubble bar the better staying power your bubbles will have, and my bubbles had all but disappeared by the time I was nearing the end of my bath.
When I was crumbling the bar into my bath I used the whole of the bar, so I only managed to get one use out of it. It's down to personal taste whether you use more or less - some people like to use the whole thing in one go, and other prefer to use a smaller amount to make it last longer. Using the whole bar left my skin feeling very moisturised, and I got a huge stack of bubbles out of it. My skin did feel lovely and soft afterwards, and this lasted into the next day. The scent was very strong while I was in the water, but it did not seem to linger noticeably on my skin.
I was a little disappointed that most of the glitter had rubbed off the outside of my bubble bar, and when I used it in the bath I could not see any sparkles in the water. Nevertheless it was very cheerful and colourful so it was still quite good fun anyway.
The Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar is good value for money and makes for a gorgeous bath time treat. It is a fun Christmassy product and has been re-released for several years on the trot, although it looks like it will not be available in the shops this year. Recommended for a fun, colourful, fruity bath if you can get hold of one.
If you love this then you may like these other glittery bubble bars from Lush:
+ Sunnyside bubble bar
+ Flosty Gritter bubble bar
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Lush Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Foam.
In case you haven't shopped there before, it is probably fair to say that Lush isn't the cheapest place to shop, but this is because they make hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients. They are also committed to reducing packaging and do a wide range of charity work so it is worth looking at their website to get an idea of the projects they support etc. You can also use the website to check out products (including ingredients) and locate your closest store.
In addition, you can use the Lush website to purchase products from their Retro range which is a selection of treats which were previously discontinued to make room for newer products on the shelves. These are only available to buy online and allow you to find old favourites and treat yourself again!
The basic idea of a bubble bar is that you buy a compacted bar and then crumble it under running water into your bath. The bar then magically creates loads of fluffy bubbles which smell lovely and fill the bathroom with their fragrance too. You can usually get two baths from one bar, sometimes three, depending on how frugal or decadent you are feeling.
All Lush products are never tested on animals. They also ensure that they never use suppliers who test on animals. I have quite sensitive skin but rarely have an issue with products from Lush which are usually very gentle to use.
This lovely looking bar only makes an appearance at Christmas time, but I was in Scotland visiting family over the weekend and my mother had an amazing selection of Lush products which I duly admired. So when she said, "Oh, I have loads more in a box upstairs that I haven't used yet, do you want some?" I was delighted! She then gave me a bit selection all packaged in a pretty festive looking gift box, which included this bubble bar. It it a glittery red colour but don't worry, it doesn't leave your skin or bath red or glittery, though it does turn the water a lovely shade of red.
The water also feels delicious, it is softened and silky and helps to leave your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised. I find that my skin feels softer after using this product and also that the fragrance lasts well meaning that I can smell it for hours afterwards.
The main fragrance is rose which is quite delicate but extremely potent and I find that it leaves me feeling relaxed and chilled out. There are hints of other perfumes in there too, and the overall scent is sweet with a slightly exotic undertone. I find this quite a feminine fragrance but Mr Siamese would disagree with that because this is a firm favourite with him too.
The only downside is that you do have to clean the remains of the lovely red glitter from the bottom of the bath after using, but when you have enjoyed a bath as much as as you are sure to do when using this product, that is a small price to pay!
Lush's bubble bars are almost an essential for any relaxing bath I plan to have and, having tried almost all of the bubble bars on offer, I was eager to snap this one up come Christmas time. You see the Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar only comes out at Christmas time, though if you're truly desperate to try this magical bubble bar then you can always find one on eBay during the year.
In case you don't know by now, bubble bars are simply a solid form of bubble bath! Despite their solid form, they are packed with scent, colour and natural ingredients often leaving very fluffy and soft bubbles in your bath. They're easy to use, I simply snap a small bit off the bar and crumble it under hot running water, no need to worry though as the small crumbled bits dissolve and many of the bars often change the colour of your water, as well as creating tons of bubbles!
Now some people will immediately be put off this bubble bar as it's covered in brilliant red glitter. Don't worry though as the glitter is only on the outside and the inside of the bar is actually just a plain red colour. I've often noticed this bubble bar isn't as big as some of the other's Lush make, and I only got 2 baths from mine, but it more than makes up for that in its quality.
Ruby Red Slippers contains rose absolute and this is the main smell of the bar. It does however, also contain carnation absolute which goes wonderfully with the rose and makes this bar a gorgeous floral scented luxury! As usual Lush have threw in some oils (tangerine oil being one of them!) designed to help make your skin feel lovely and soft as you relax in your bath.
As I crumbled this into my bath I was overjoyed to see the water instantly turn a red colour. At first it was a bright, almost orange, red colour but this soon darkened down and combined with the big fluffy bubbles that these bars create, it looked a must luxurious bath! The glitter on this bubble bar isn't huge, it's actually rather fine and I couldn't see any glitter sticking to my skin. In fact when I lay completely still and looked closely at the water I could faintly see the fine glitter floating around, and I could relax in my bath knowing that this glitter wasn't going to be too noticeable on my skin afterwards.
I could really smell the rose and carnation combination in the bath, however this was quite a faint smell compared to some of the other bubble bars I have used in the past. For this reason it loses a star from me, however the wonderfully soft bubbles and the nice coloured bath water more than made up for that in my opinion. After relaxing for quite some time, I didn't notice the glitter in the water anymore, and assumed this had sunk to the bottom. After draining the bath I discovered this was the case but again, no need to panic. As I mentioned before this is very fine glitter only on the outside of the bubble bar and I could only ever so faintly notice it on the bottom of the bath. A quick swish of water removed this easily, so thankfully no hard scrubbing after a relaxing bath! I noticed my skin felt softer after my bath due to the oils and soft bubbles, and I could actually faintly smell the lovely floral scent on my skin too! I must have gotten used to the smell in the bathroom as when I left the room for around 20 minutes and came back in, I was immediately hit again by the smell from the bubble bar, so it's also a good air freshener for your bathroom!
This bubble bar cost me £3.19, but I must stress you get more than one use out of it. I used it twice but I'm not so frugal with my bubble bars as others are, and you probably could get a good 4-5 baths out of this if you took care to cut it up into smaller sections. Floral scents make for a lovely relaxing bath and I can't recommend this bubble bar enough for a little bit of me time.
I recently went to Lush and found this Ruby red slippers bubble bar in my free grab bag. On first inspection I wasn't too impressed as everything time I touched it I got covered in glitter. The bubble itself is red and covered in red glitter. I feared having have bath with this would be rather messes so I put it to one side and didn't bother using it.
I then noticed this were fetching quite a bit on ebay as they are a limited edition product that comes out around Christmas. I decided to see what all the fuss was about and treated myself to a Ruby red slippers bubble bar bath.
Firstly when using bubble bars I tend to spilt them in half and crumble half under the hot running water and put the second half in the bath under the tap.
The scent of this bubble bar was far better than I was expecting. It smelt lovely. It also created lots and lots of bubbles which was nice too as well as turning the bath water a lovely shade of red. I was please that the only the glitter covers the outside of the bar so you son't end up with a bath full of glitter. I could have spent hours in the bath if I hadn't have been interupted by a crying baby and whining 3 year old.
I personally think this would make an excellent valentines day gift as it has a romantic feel to it perhaps due to its red colour. I really think Lush should keep stocking this item throughout the year as it has now become one of fave lush products.
My darling mummy has been spoiling me lately and last week, a couple of days after I was raving about the Christnmas Eve Bubble Bar, she presented me with Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar as a pre-Christmas treat. How kind of her!
The Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar is available at your local Lush store or online at www.lush.co.uk priced at £3.50 for a 100g bar. I break my bubble bars into two or three pieces to make them a bit more cost effective, because admittedly they are rather costly!
This beautiful smelling bubble bar is fragranced with rose, tangerines and carnations, is a vibrant red in colour and covered in a fine red glitter. I simply crumble a half or a third into my running bath water. This immediately creates a huge mound of foamy bubbles, which become more abundant the more you 'swoosh' the water around.
The bath water turns a red-orange-pink colour basically. Stepping into the bath is like stepping into silk, as with many of the bubble bars I have used.
I find that the rose and carnation smell is the most prominant by far, with the hint of orange from the tangerines.
I would not say that I am covered in glitter after using this, there is a little on the skin after drying.
Overall, this is delicious. I love them and will be buying more at www.lush.co.uk while they have their 'spend £20, get £10 of products FREE' offer on.
As these are Christmas special edition you need to be quick to get some.
I'm ridiculously exited about Christmas (I know, we are still in October!) and as a massive Lush addict, I really couldn't resist the Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar on my latest splurge.
Ruby Red Slippers only come out once per year unfortunately on the run up to Christmas to complement the Sunny Side Bubble Bar, named after the Wizard of Oz. I was instantly attracted to the stack of glowing red glittering bars piled high and was eager to purchase one. I have to say they are gorgeous just to look at but they smell divine too. There is a combination of Christmas spice and floral notes which really complement each other, it isn't overpowering and I am sure many people would be happy to find one of these in their Christmas stocking.
Ruby Red Slippers is possibly one of the most simple products to use, they are a solid bar, which means you firstly have to decide whether you want to use the whole bar or not. I personally break it in half, which can be slightly on the messy side, so do it over the bath to prevent waste. Then all you do is turn the tap and crumble the bar underneath until it turns into a fine red glittery dust.
You are left with a bath full of bright red water and heaps of crisp white snowy bubbles. Then jump in and enjoy the utter lushness of it all. I find the scent lingers in the whole room and on my body all day, it doesn't just disappear and the bubbles lasted for the duration of my bath. I found that the glitter didn't stick to my skin and make me look like a fairy but I had a bit in my hair, which I quite liked, so you can always wash that out and my bath wasn't left with a bright red ring around it, always a plus.
The Ruby Red Slipper Bar retails at £3.50, which is a bit pricey but it is Christmas, and they are a nice little treat to pick yourself up with. I know some people may think it is just throwing money down the drain but it left me feeling completely relaxed and my skin soft, the fragrance lingers on you all day long, so it really isn't.
I would definitely recommend them, so buy 'em while you can!
Wahey, the single best thing to explode out of Lush ever!!!!
A christmas special, this is one of their world famous solid bubble bars. Lush likes to use as few synthetic ingredients and packaging as possible and this is successfully done in this product.
You will see them in all their twinkling glory, piled high on a little display table, and the smell just hits you and you will find yourself popping one in your basket. Honestly this is such a classy smelling product, it is divine.
This item is naked but you can pop it in a recycled paper bag in the shop to take home with you.
Crumbly but solid, lovely red colour covered in a darker shade of red glitter.
Apparently you crumble the whole thing under running bath water but I get 4 baths out of one of these as I don't tend to have the bath fll to the brim. So crumble it under the taps and store the remainder in a dry place as you do not want to get it soggy.
Just so sexy and classy, Ruby Red Slippers shares the much-missed, discontinued Potion Body Lotion's perfume, dense, spicy
carnation absolute combined with voluptuous rose and the brisk breeze of toning tangerine. Leaning towards subtlety once it hits the
air, this intoxicating aroma remains potent in the water!!!
Provides heaps of very VERY fragrant bubbles...WHOOSH!!! So it tinstantly dispels a breathtaking hue of reddish-orange and a flurry of white bubbles on top of one of the most sensual fragrances
ever created by Lush. Water is like liquid silk and very red with hints of glitter, very lush, you will want to luxuriate in the water for at least an hour so take a good book. Some people complain that the red glitter in this bath doesn't stick to your skin: I actually view this as a plus, with Ruby Red unapologetically continuing a theme of understated elegance and sophistication. And still others complain that they can't quite see the
red glitter in rich orange water. I would have to say, who cares, when you smell this good nothing can bring you down.....
Well yes it is £3.50, but this is the sexiest, classiest fragrance on this earth and you can get 4 baths from it if you are like me and do not have a completely full bath.
One for the cold winter nights you will look forward to using and relaxing in.
I saw this advertised in the Lush Christmas brochure and simply had to have one. Even at the slightly expensive price of £3.50, it was so pretty and red and sparkly. The Wizard of Oz is my all-time favourite film, and I've always wanted a pair of ruby slippers (the closest I've got up to now is a pair of red sequinned flats). So that was it - choice made.
The bubble bar smells deliciously of roses, thanks to the Rose Absolute oil inside. There is also Carnation Absolute and Tangerine Oil which help to soothe dry and sensitive skin. As the skin on my body tends to get quite dry, especially as the weather starts to get colder, this sounded very appealing.
I decided to try the bubble bar out last night. Being a skint student I cut the bar in half with a sharp knife so I could get two uses out of it. I ran the bath, crumbling half of the bar into the water as I did so.
I was slightly disappointed that the glitter was only on the surface of the bar, but thinking about it this was probably for the best - I don't think my flatmates would be too happy if I covered the bath with glitter!
Once the bath was run I got in eagerly - I'm pleased to note that the half bar produced tons of bubbles and therefore I don't regret my decision to chop it in half. The bath water was a delicious, luscious red colour - although if any of my housemates had happened to walk in they would surely have thought that the stresses of university life had got too much and I had decided to shuffle off this mortal coil and slit my wrists in the bath!
I was drawn from this morbid frame of mind by the lovely rose scent wafting from the bath. I had a very nice time in there and when I got out most of the bubbles were still there.
I noticed that my skin felt very soft and moisturised after my bath - not as much as it did with Butterball (which is a more specialist moisturising bath ballistic) but well enough to make me happy.
I really love Lush bath products, I don't think I could ever use an alternative company's products for my bath now. Lush's products don't smell artificial at all, they smell fresh and natural (which is how they're made), and they are really good for the skin.
I will definitely be buying this particular bubble bar slice again - it's really luxurious and decadent. It is quite expensive, but you can cut it up and save half for later. I'll probably buy a few and save them, as it is a limited edition product only available until Christmas.
I'm also looking forward to trying more Lush bath products!
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Ooh, I've been getting excited about Christmas since August (maybe a little early!), but last night when I logged onto Lush and saw the little snowman on the sidebar, I really got excited. And I mean reallyy excited! It may only be October, but there's nothing like been prepared, and I am going to start reviewing the Christmas products now for you!
**You Can't Miss 'Em!**
Ruby Red Slippers is the much shyer sister of the golden Sunny Side bubble bar. It is so shy it only comes out once a year, at the Christmas period. I remember Ruby Red Slippers from last year and I am very glad it is back! Ruby Red Slippers is obviously named after The Wizard Of Oz movie, which is still shown almost every Christmas! Lush at Christmas is magical, and I love all the Christmas specials! You really can't miss the stack of the bright red, glittering Ruby Red Slippers bars, and I was instantly attracted to them! The look of them goes with the name exceptionally well, they are very pretty and they put me in a festive mood! Once you have bought it, if you don't use it right away keep it on display as it is one of the prettiest bath products you ever may find, and the smell will also spread around the room! Bargain!
**Smell As Good As It Looks?**
So, after I had managed to get past the crowd of eager Lush fans I picked up one of the scarlet bars and too a big sniff (getting red glitter all over my nose!) and I was overcome by the strong scent of pretty floral notes and a certain Christmass-y spice. I personally really liked the smell, it wasn't sickly or too overpowering and I think it would appeal to a wide range of people.
**So How Do You Use It?**
Lush's bubble bars are solid bubble bath, which means it uses better ingredients, less packaging and it is very creative and fun! It takes a bit of effort to use though. First off, decide whether you want to use the whole thing or not - if you decide to share it out, I personally wouldn't break it more than in half or you won't be able to enjoy the full amazing-ness of the product! Then just turn the hot tap on and crumble the bar under the tap into the smallest pieces possible, until it resembles a sort of glittery red powder. After you have crumbled it all, simply run the bath to your liking...
**.... And Voila!**
Suddenly in front of you is a tub with ruby red water in front of you, and mounds of white snowy bubbles! Sink into the water and enjoy the experience. I find that the scent fills my whole bathroom, and lingers on my skin. Contrary to some other bath products, the bubbles didn't dissolve or disappear into nothingness after the first five minutes, it didn't leave a nasty ring around my tub and the glitter didn't stick to me - apart from a few grains in my hair, which personally I quite liked, but if you don't fancy that just wash your hair in the shower afterwards. I would recommend spending at least twenty minutes in bliss before pulling the plug.
I can understand why some people think that it is just like pouring your money (quite literally) down the plughole, but it really isn't. After you get out of the bath the smell stays on your skin - and, if you've wet your hair it will especially linger there - for ages afterwards, plus the scent spreads to many rooms in your house! In addition to this, the bath left me feeling relaxed and blissed-out, and my skin moisturised and smooth.
Yes, at £3.50 per Slipper it is a bit costly, but it's worth it and c'mon, it's Christmas! Treat yourself!
**Get It While You Can**
As mentioned before, it is a Christmas special, so stock up! It is available online now, and I'm guessing it will re-appear in stores very soon. They are normally all gone by January. If you like it, get a load now and they will last you all year, as so long as you keep it safe and dry the smell won't fade too much!
**My Christmas Gift Box Idea!**
I am not confident that Ruby Red Slippers is available in any gift set, I hope it is, but my idea is why not make your own? (Gift box that is, not bubble bar as that would be rather messy and difficult!) Just grab a pretty gift box (if you want to be all professional like then try find a metallic red one or a red and white one, Clinton's are sure to have one!) and place Ruby Red Slippers inside, along with other Christmas favourites Strawberry Santa Shower Jelly, the citrus-scented Satsumo Santa and maybe good old Mister Butterball and Snowcake Soap to have the perfect Christmas gift for a Lush addict. And it'll look fab too as it will be all red and white! Bingo!
I buy a few of these every year when they come out (and for me that is pretty good as i like to try as many new things as possible) because i love them SO much. I'm not really a bubble bar person as i prefer ballistics but this is such a nice one it makes up for it in other ways.
The red colour of the bar is very christmassy so i can see why Lush bring it out at that time of year although i tend to use them all year round. The glitter makes the bath a little bit more special. You simply crumble the bar under the hot water while it is running, leaving a stickyred mess on your fingers that is easy to rinse off and a blood red, bubbly, sparkly bath.
My favourite bath ballistic is sex bomb and my favourite shower jelly used to be bada bing bada boom but is now the joy of jelly so this bubble bar smell is bound to be a winner with me and many other women (hopefully!) It's a smell that's quite feminine and flowery, but with that added sophisticated and sexy edge. I think bubble bars also soften your skin up slightly too what with all the different (natural!) ingriedients. Altogether this is a great bath if you want a treat or just want to have a really fun bath.
EDIT: This is for Sarccyslayer and all you other people who didn't understand me (rambling again wasn't i) As it says at the top of the page i am reviewing Lush Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar. It only comes out at christmas so i can't quite remember the price of it but it is roughly £3.18 for the bar-which is reasonably cheap. Like i said above it smellslike sex bomb bath ballistic, the joy of jelly and i have also worked out it smells like a Ring of Roses Buttercream. The actual smell is Roses, Carnations and Orange which liek i said above smells feminine and floral but with a sexy edge. As there is not tons of glitter like, for example, Sunny side up so no the glitter doesn't come off loads. Actually you don't get THAT much glitter in your bath it is more just for a subtle sparkle and if you want to get sparkly skin you're better off getting iridescent glitterbug massage bar. Lush's description of this product is, "A bewitching ruby-red potion
At Christmas there's no place like Lush (and we're sure Toto would agree.) Grab yourself a pair of Ruby Red Slippers and work some powerfully foaming magic. The calming, skin-toning potion of carnations, tangerines and roses makes your body feel and smell bewitching."
Ruby Red Slippers is the last of my Lush Christmas bath products I have left to use. I do have lots of the non-Christmas ones left though, so unfortunately you will all have to put up with my Lush bath reviews for a while longer though!
Ruby Red Slippers has been around for a couple of years, and is one of the more glitzy bubble bars Lush make. In shape it's basically just a round red lump, but what makes it special is that it is covered in a fine red glitter which makes it sparkle and shimmer just like the Ruby Slippers - and let's face it, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Wizard of Oz!
Firstly, I should explain bubble bars, just in case you're not familiar with the concept. Basically, they are bubble bath in solid form. You can break the bars into pieces to get several uses out of them, but personally I am greedy and tend to use them all in one go! You simply crumble the bar under running water, and this will release lots of lovely oils into the water and make loads of bubbles.
This particular bubble bar contains rose absolute, carnation absolute and tangerine oil. As I'm sure you can imagine, this gives an amazingly floral fragrance with a bit of a kick. I remember when I was little my nanna used to have vases of carnations on her windowsill, and sniffing this brought back loads of memories - although carnations aren't particularly a fashionable flower anymore, I do love the smell of them - they're sort of a sweet floral scent, which goes amazingly well combined with rose.
The bar crumbled apart easily, and as the water hit it, it turned my bath a beautiful bright red colour, which looked very festive. Despite the bar being glittery, from past experiences with Lush products containing glitter (the very fine glitter like this one has anyway) I didn't expect that it would stick to me, and I was right. Once in the water, the glitter seemed to disappear completely - I couldn't see it in the water and it didn't stay on my skin either.
I could feel the oils from this in the water when I got into the bath - they don't feel greasy, just silky against your skin. There were also a huge amount of frothy white bubbles, and again they felt really silky. You wouldn't think that there was much difference between bubbles, but having gone back to using a cheap Avon bubble bath for a while, I could really tell that Lush bubbles feel a lot better against the skin.
The beautiful floral rose and carnation smell stayed strong throughout the entire bath and lingered both on my skin and in my bathroom for several hours afterwards. This also left my skin feeling beautifully soft and slightly silky - not dried out as it sometimes can be after a bath. I found that the bubbles did fade slightly - don't get me wrong, there were still lots of them there when I got out of the bath, but
A Ruby Red bar will set you back £3.19. That is quite a lot for one bath, but you can break it up - I'd say four pieces maximum to get more uses out of it. It is lovely for a one off treat though, and would make a lovely little stocking filler. It might be worth noting, this is from the Christmas range, so is only around this time of year.
If you love floral scents, I would definitely recommend this. It probably wont leave you sparkly, but it is very relaxing, leaves your skin soft and smells gorgeous. Lush at its best!
Lush's Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar is only available during the approach to Christmas, so glimpsing it in a Lush store always gives me a bit of a thrill, just like the first time I saw it! The bar is darker red than in the picture above, just as Ruby Slippers should be, and is covered with powdery red glitter. It looks a bit like a giant home made truffle that has been rolled in cocoa - except red, of course!
It is always a thrill to see it because this product is about quintessentially Lush. Drawing on the fetishistic image of red shoes, along with all the Hollywood sparkle of the Land of Oz, Lush have created an unashamedly camp and glamorous product. I know I've said it about half a dozen Lush items already - but this one is really one of my favourites!
After you've gasped at the glitter, take a deep breath and next you'll notice the aroma. Whilst the vibrant red gets the heart beating faster, the scent of Ruby Red Slippers will calm and soothe as well as any field of poppies! Carnations, tangerines and roses lend their perfume and their skin toning qualities. This scent lingers well on the skin too.
As this is a bubble bar, it should be broken into pieces under a running tap. It turns the water a satisfying red colour, but don't worry, it won't stain your skin! I was surprised at how many bubbles were produced - loads! The bright white bubbles against the red water does give your bath a Christmassy look. The bubbles lasted impressively well, and did not disappear before I had had enough and decided to get out.
Currently priced at £3.25, which is a bit more than most of the ballistics - but a bubble bar can much more easily be split into 2 or even 3 baths, making it an inexpensive treat and a perfect stocking filler! Like all Lush products, this is full of essential oils, is not tested on animals - and the ingredients of Ruby Red Slippers are vegan too.
Weren't Dorothy's slippers beautiful?
Ruby Red Slippers is also beautiful. A beautiful glittery, red, sexy bath. Scented with rose, carnation and tangerine. Lush describe the smell as floral with citrus kick. The scent is shared with fellow Lush products Potion Lotion and Potion Solid Perfume.
Ruby Red Slippers is a perfect Lush Christmas product. It is a gorgeous deep red slice covered in lashings of beautiful red glitter. I think the glitter puts some people off using this Bubble Bar Slice. That and maybe it's Love/ Hate scent, which I find to be very luxurious.
I can make this Bubble Bar Slice last for about 5 baths. Last Christmas this 100g Slice cost £2.95 which I think for the amount of baths you can get out of it, it is worth it. If you crumble a chunk into the bath Ruby Red will turn the water a luxurious Ruby Red colour. I find this Bubble Bar to make loads of Bubbles. I just want to clarify that when I have used Ruby Red the glitter hasn't stuck to me. It just easily washes down the plug hole. So if that's putting you off then don't let it!
One of the latest Lush items my daughter bought me to try was a bubble bar called Ruby Red Slippers, it is apparently a product which they bring out at Christmas so perhaps you may have trouble finding it but believe me it is good enough to set yourself a little note in your diary for around November so you can go and buy yourself one!
It is not perfectly formed and puts me in mind of a lump of Play-Doh which has been completely covered in glitter. It looks lovely sitting on my bathroom shelf and I was almost sorry to crumble it into my bath tonight because it is definitely one of the prettiest bubble bars I have seen from Lush, but then again I have not seen very many as I rely on my daughters good taste and she seems to prefer bath bombs for me.
The Ruby Red Slippers bar smells lovely and has a beautiful floral aroma that is apparent both before the bubble bar is added to the water and also after it has dissolved into the bath water. The main smell is of roses, this scent coming from the Rose Absolute that Lush have added as it is a natural cleanser and also very kind to sensitive skin. The rest of the scent is produced by Carnation Absolute and also various other oils that Lush have deemed fit thanks to their outstanding cleansing and soothing properties. I have extremely sensitive skin at times which can break into eczema sores and patches from the slightest harsh ingredient, but I have used Ruby Red Slippers several times and have had no reactions at all to it.
It is very easy to use, as per the instructions from Lush I crumbled my bar under the hot running water and immediately by bath water turned a rich red colour and bubbles started appearing on top of the water. I had been a bit stingy and cut my bubble bar in half with a knife so I can get two baths out of it and even using just half of the bar I was amazed at how many bubbles I ended up with in my bath, if I had used the full bar I don't think there would have been room for me among all the bubbles!
Lying down in the water I was surprised that I could still smell the roses in Ruby Red Slippers because I find Lush bars rarely smell as good when you are in the bath, even though the scent can usually be found throughout my bungalow my nose can never pick it up while I'm sitting in the bathroom. This bubble bar is different though and it felt quite decadent to be sitting in my bright red bath water surrounded by the scent of roses and other delicious smelling flowers.
I could feel the oils in the water as I moved around and it felt luxurious and hugely moisturising for my rather dry skin. My water does not feel greasy as it can after using a cheap bath bomb, it actually feels silky and relaxing. The bubbles are thick and velvety and do not diminish after a few minutes, when I got out of my bath an hour later there were still lots and lots of bubbles which is great compared to say Radox where the bubbles have all but disappeared after half an hour. The bubbles are topped with the red glitter I mentioned earlier and it gives a very sparkly and attractive looking bath.
After getting out of the bath I was instantly aware of how soft and smooth my skin felt. I cannot emphasise enough how dry and sensitive my skin is, I always (repeat, ALWAYS) have to cover myself in a good quality body moisturiser immediately after bathing or showering otherwise my skin gets so dry that it can literally crack inside my elbows and by my shoulder blades. With Ruby Red Slippers I took a chance and did not apply my moisturiser because my skin felt so well conditioned, and surprisingly even now, two hours later, I am sitting here with soft and moisturised skin which is an absolute miracle for me. I can also still smell roses wafting up from my body and I do not hold perfume very well so this is a surprise too!
When I drained the water from my bath I was not expecting so much glitter to be left in my bath tub. To be completely honest with you I quite like the sparkly effect so have not bothered to wash the glitter off, but I have used a Lush bar before that was coated in the same glitter (I cannot remember the name, but it was pink glitter) and it's really easy to rinse off with the shower so don't let this put you off at all.
Ruby Red Slippers costs about £3 in Lush when it is available, bars can sometimes be found on Ebay but you will pay more on here because so many Lush fans are buying their favourite seasonal products and this bumps the price up. Me, I've just rang my daughter and asked her to keep me the two Ruby Red Slippers bubble bars that she has in her bathroom goodies cupboard and she has agreed - albeit with a bit of moaning!
Oooh it is Christmas time which is a time for cheer and glee and I am the one with a smile on my face because my favourite cosmetic shop Lush has their seasonal products on display for me to buy and try.
My favourite Lush products have to be the Bubble Bar Slices. Why? Because I love lots of bubbles in my hot bath, I love the aroma, which emanates throughout my home when I use them and ultimately I love the weird and wacky names given to these products to draw me to them.
This particular Lush Bubble Bar Slice called Ruby Red Slippers and with a name like that I could hardly resist buying it. A Bubble Bar slice is in essence very similar to a Lush Bath Ballistic except the slice is a slice and not a ball shaped. Each Bath Bubble Slice is individually hand moulded and cut and with all their products using fresh ingredients and preserves.
What drew me to this particular product? Well the name is always a draw for me but this particular product stands out amongst the crowd because of its vibrant redness, which sparkles in the light due to the glitter, and we all know that every girl wanted a pair of red glitter shoes just like Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz! Well I did .
Anyway this Bubble Bar Slice comes is a rather vibrant red and it retails from Lush for the bargain price of £2.95 per 100g and although it is more expensive than some of the other products in this range, you really do get the bubbles for your money. If you are a girl who loves glitter and a bath full of bubbles then this product will put a smile on your face.
For me there is nothing quite like a nice hot relaxing bath after a hard days work or just because I feel like and Ive got a good book to read which I just cannot put down, I head to the bathroom for a nice hot bath and a good read.
So when you are using this product it is suggested by Lush on their website that you crumble the bubble bar under a running tap water, so I got my Ruby Red Slippers and did just that. So once the tap is running at a nice warm temperature or in my case really warm , you simply get your Bubble Bar and start to crumble it into the water.
You will find that once you have held this product under the running tap for ten seconds it will crumble really easily and you will find that your hands and the water will become a red colour and it does look like a stream of blood flowing into the bath but dont let that put you off because the smell is amazing.
As I began to crumble it, the first thing I noticed was that it felt like wet sand in my hands, which simply slipped through my fingers into the hot water below. Once you have crumbled your bar into the warm water any larger blobs begin to fizz away on their own, and I still find it totally fascinating to watch as my clear bath water instantly turned into a vivid lilac kind of colour. The fizzing is due to the fact the main ingredient in all Bubble Bar Slices is Sodium Bicarbonate.
Once the Bubble Bath Slice was nicely crumbled I was ready to get into my bubble filled bath. Ruby Red Slippers does give off a divine relaxing Red Roses smell, which filled the bathroom, like with most products, I always smell it before I buy it or use it just to ensure that I will actually like it and as this smelt so delicious, almost good enough to eat I couldn't wait to get into my bath.
So what is contained within Ruby Red Slippers to make it smell so delightful? Firstly we have Rose absolute, which has a lovely smell to it and is used for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin which is perfect for me. Then we have Carnation Absolute, which again is another sweet smelling oil used for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin and finally Tangerine Oil is used for its soothing and uplifting properties and also for the aroma that it produces. As always with Lush there is a whole list of further ingredients, which can be found on the Lush Website.
I did mention earlier that when you crumble this product it felt like wet sand, surprisingly there was not one grainy piece of Bubble slice lurking on the bottom, it had completely dissolved. The lovely rose smell lingered for a good few hours after my bath.
Now after your bath you will see a lot of glitter shimmering on your body so you will need to wipe it off and the best thing to use is a warm sponge and it is removed easily, although I must admit you will find small flecks of glitter every now and then.
My skin was left feeling totally moisturised after my lovely Ruby Red Slippers Lush bath, it was a lot softer than it would have been after using my usual bath creams. I also have extremely sensitive skin and often find that I am limited in which products I can use, for example I am allergic to The Body Shop shower creams and gels, but with Lush I haven't had any problems whatsoever.
As an added extra you can actually break this bar into two pieces (rather messy though) and have double the pleasure but if you are greedy like me, you can crumble the whole bar.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt. As someone who loves Lush products and is rather partial to buying lots of them. Also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest their products, but I would advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out. Ive already been on the Lush website to decide what to try next after my birthday package runs out so watch this space
Lush packaging on single objects is relatively simple, they are wrapped tightly in some see-through packaging and upon opening, the first thing you notice is the smell
If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.
Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.
Lush first officially launched their products in 1995, although they had been around for many years previous and their name was decided upon in a competition after many years of working under the name 'Cosmetics to go' as a mail order company and so to Poole in Dorset the firm grew and became globally known.